My husband's uncle had a permanent ileo when he was a teenager due to UC...and is a great role model as to living life to the fullest!! AND...a friend I grew up with's husband and I had our ileo surgeries about
the same time...he has since gone on to a j-pouch!
I have also met many people through CCFA, support groups and volunteering and have made some wonderful friends, too
Your friend is very lucky to have you share your experiences...knowing that someone has made the transition to 'normal' life is a great help when adjusting
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!